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Search and Replace 0 - 4644 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #297 / 1539
  • Number of attempts: 6
O Christmas Tree - 99 entries

Design a macro that makes trees grow (or ASCII triangles, if that's too hard).

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #27 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #199 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1537 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #227 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3020 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #132 / 1043
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12729 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #302 / 3917
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #426 / 714
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #356 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4903 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1310 / 1699
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1827 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #81 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11594 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #253 / 3403
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5975 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #1001 / 1476
  • Number of attempts: 3
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